With the festive period fast approaching Basingstoke Town Community Football Club understand the importance of the community pulling together for those who need a little help this Christmas.
We are happy to be working alongside Basingstoke Foodbank and Besom of Basingstoke to help wrap, pack and deliver Christmas Hampers in and around the town.
The Basingstoke Foodbank, originally set up in 2012, and Basingstoke Besom work in partnership every year to help those living below the national poverty line have much needed food and essentials, not only at Christmas but all year round.
This year, which has been a hard year for everyone, the club are proud to be involved with what we hope will be the start of a long-lasting relationship with these two great charities. Acting Chairman, Kevin White said ‘It is so important that we all pull together and do what we can in our local community, in the way a true community club should. We have had some fantastic support from the people in the town and it is our duty to return that support in as many ways as possible. This is a great way to start giving back to our local Basingstoke community.’
The organiser of the Christmas Hampers, Abigail Compton-Burnett said ‘when I saw the club was returning to the town, I thought it would be a great chance to get involved with them as they look to grow. I discussed that I did some work with the foodbank and Kevin said that the club would be more than happy to help.’
Kevin together with First Team Manager Dan Brownlie, Academy Manager Aaron Nicholson, Women’s First Team Manager Nathan Cookson and players from all those teams will be helping at Festival Place throughout December.
You can catch us on BBC Berkshire on Tuesday morning on their breakfast show talking about our food-bank work.